Thursday, May 3, 2012

5/3 Off Day

The Red Sox have a much needed off day today after losing 2 out of 3 to the Oakland A's.  Not much news to report, but keep checking the twitter box on the right hand side of the redsoxmaineiacs blog throughout the day for updates.  

A couple of tidbits:

  1. NESN issued a statement this morning saying that Jerry Remy will be out for another week while he recovers from a sinus infection.  I think I speak for all of us when I say, I hope that's all that it is.   NESN also announced Jerry's replacements for the next week.  Dennis Eckersley will work tomorrow's game as well as next week's series at Kansas City and Peter Gammons will be joining Don Orsillo May 5-6 against Baltimore.  Get well soon Rem Dawg!!
  2. Jose Iglesias will be sent back to Pawtucket when it comes time to put Aaron Cook on the roster according to boston.com.  The report didn't say when the move will come.  I for one hope that they keep him on the roster and give him a start on Friday against Balitmore.  Then send him down after the game to make room for Cook in time for Saturday's start. 
If there is anymore breaking news look for it in the comments section below, and feel free to leave your thoughts about the Oakland series and the upcoming one vs. Baltimore as well. 

8 comments:

  1. Evidently Mariano Rivera just tore up his knee shagging flyballs during BP.

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    1. Looks like Rivera has a torn ACL is very likely out for the season. Every team battles key injuries, as the Sox know only too well. But it is a true shame that a great plaayer like Rivera goes down like this in what may be his last season. I would have preferred to beat the New Yorkers with Mo in the bullpen. Many folks oftn say the Yankee you must respect even if you hate the Yankees is Jeter. Not me, I think Jeter is overrated and too smug. The Yankee I have always respected ( while hoping he fails) is Rivera.

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  2. Looks like the Sox aren't the only ones with injury problems. If this is a season ending (perhaps career ending) injury it will change the dynamic of the AL East for years to come. We'll have to wait and see how serious this is.

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  3. I was excited to watch the PawSox game on NESN tonight...until I realized all the guys I wanted to see are in Boston. Well not quite everyone. I see that Iglesias is back with Pawtucket and in the lineup, but Lavarnway is not. Alex Hassan and Tse Chuan Lin are two other guys in the line up worth watching. Maybe we'll get a chance to see Alex Wilson out of the bullpen.

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  4. Torn ACL for Rivera and he's done for the season. I guess the big question will be is that the end of his career? Stangely I am not getting as much enjoyment out of this as I thought I would. Maybe if it had happened to ARod or Tex I would have gotten more satisfaction.

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  5. I agree. Even though it is fortuitous for the Sox and the rest of the AL East, it is a bad way for a tough competitor to likely end his career. I guess that is what you get, however, when you rely on old men to shag your fly balls. If I was a Yankees fan, I would be very worried about the Chavez, Jones, Ibanez troika being on the DL at some point as well. With Longoria also being out for an extended period, now is the time for the Sox to make a move in the AL East standings (also, my Jays in the playoffs pick may be looking better and better, still plenty of room left on the bandwagon). Do you hear me Red Sox?!?! MAKE A MOVE!

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    1. The troika the Yanks ought to worry about geting old and injured is Jeter, Arod, and Pettite.

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  6. Right now it looks like this might be the year when the Red Sox and Yankees need to be worried. It is early and we've certainly been in this position before (Baltimore playing well early in the year only to be in last by June 1st). However, this year is starting to feel a little different. Toronto and Tampa have lots of talent and Baltimore seems to have some young pitching that is improving.

    Boston and New York have dominated this division for more than a decade. Tampa has been in the mix for the last four years now, but those two teams have basically dominated the division since the late 90's when the Orioles were good. At some point the division is going to experience a flip in the standings with the Yankees and Red Sox missing out on the playoffs, no matter how much money they have to spend. Maybe this is the year? Can you envision the Orioles, Jays and Rays making the playoffs with the Yankees and Red Sox on the outside looking in?

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